Beginning with The Crow Trap, the Vera Stanhope series is the bestselling and critically acclaimed series of crime novels set in Northumberland, by award-winning author Ann Cleeves. They have been made into a hit detective drama on ITV1, starring Brenda Blethyn as Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope of the Northumbria Police Force. Ann has been awarded the Duncan Lawrie Dagger (CWA Gold Dagger) for Best Crime Novel for Raven Black, the first in the Shetland crime series, which has also been made into a TV series on BBC One. In 2012 Ann was inducted into the Crime Writer's Association Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame.
From Ann Cleeves—New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Vera and Shetland series, both of which are hit TV shows—comes The Crow Trap, the first in the Vera Stanhope series.
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